9.30am Monday - Saturday
9.15am Monday - Saturday
Saturdays after 9.30am Mass, and between 5.30-5.45pm
The address of the National Shrine of Saint Jude and Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is:
Whitefriars, 35 Tanners Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JW
Faversham is served by four trains an hour running from London Victoria to either Dover Priory or Ramsgate. There is also a high-speed train link to Faversham from London Kings Cross - St. Pancras. For train times please visit the website of National Rail
To reach the Shrine by foot (about a 10 minute walk), leave Faversham Railway Station and turn right into Preston Street. When you get to Stone Street turn left and follow along to the end, then follow the directions given below.
The simplest way to travel to
Faversham by road is via the M2 (Dover to London motorway).
Leave the motorway at Junction 6 on the A251 and follow the signs
This will bring you to a T-junction with the A2 London Road. Turn left and continue until you go down the hill into Ospringe.
Turn right at the Ship Inn.
Follow the road and take the 3rd
turning on the left into Napleton Road.
Take the first left at the 3 Tuns Public House into Tanners Street.
You will pass the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on your right.
After the Church and Friary turn right into the large gateway
and follow round to the carpark behind the Church.
There are steps up from the carpark to street level.
To see a streetmap of Faversham please click here
(the arrow indicates the location
of the Shrine). For a map on the Faversham community page of this website please click here
To access the Shrine
Having arrived at Tanners Street, come in through the gate in front
of the friary and enter the Church via the Sacristy door on your
left. The entrance to the Shrine is via a door at the rear of
the Church next to the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. There are steps down to the Shrine; for access by wheelchair please contact the Newsletter Office who will open an alternative route.
Pilgrimages by coach
A number of parishes and groups organise occasional coaches from central London to the Carmelite shrines at Aylesford
, both in Kent. For details of forthcoming coaches please contact the Shrine Office
If you are planning to bring a coach-load of pilgrims to the National Shrine, you must please contact the Shrine Office